Posts tagged ‘youtube’

August 2, 2010

Weekly Music Pick – August

This week’s pick is a tribute to 2 persons.

As a decade, the 2000s was marked by the growth and maturing of the Internet as a medium. That maturing within the music industry often takes on the feel of a crusade, with the RIAA leading the charge against weapons of mass destruction, real and imaginary. It is funny how amidst the bullets between RIAA and the greater public that 1 of the greatest hopes of the Internet was to showcase independent acts that otherwise would not have the muscle to step into the limelight.

Julia Nunes, an independent singer with her own (cute) homepage and (very commercial) music selection, is 1 such act.

For those who fancy her singing, you can go to her homepage and gawk at her repertoire of pieces (3 EPs, 30+ songs and counting).

Julia Nunes Home

Or, you can support music and pay that dollar to own the right to play those songs on your Ipod/Iphone/Iwhatever.

Julia Nunes Songs

I am NOT Julia Nunes. Just to be perfectly clear, of course.

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May 25, 2009

The Gift

A beautiful song. Though I dislike the original version by the Flaming Lips, this acoustic version carries a “purer” feel, drawing more attention to the lyrics. Note: Song is at the end, after the lyrics. Set to clips from the 2008 anime series ef – A tale of melodies -, done by Jasper;isis from Allegretto Productions.

Do you realize – that you have the most beautiful face
Do you realize – we’re floating in space –
Do you realize – that happiness makes you cry
Do you realize – that everyone you know someday will die

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May 14, 2009

Script: Ame ga Furu (The Rain is Falling)

Based on a video I linked in an earlier post with its lyrics (in Japanese and translated into English). You can watch the PV here.

Process Overview
Step 1: Timing and section partition (DONE)
Step 2: Lyrics translation and annotation (in progress)
Step 3: Stage setting and characters
Step 4: Fleshing out story
Step 5: Review finished storyboard for discrepancies

Intro 00:00-00:33
Rain falling from the gray sky between 2 buildings.
Man lies face-down bleeding on the floor, in pain.
A revolver drops from a limp hand beside him.

-Whiteout-

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May 14, 2009

Maaya Sakamoto – Ame ga Furu (The Rain is Falling)

ED song for Linebarrels of Iron (鉄のラインバレル Kurogane no Rainbareru)

Having a minor brainwave for this song so linking it here for my own easier reference.

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March 25, 2009

Blue

Never seen a blue sky
Yeah I can feel it reaching out
And moving closer
There’s something about blue
Asked myself what it’s all for
You know the funny thing about it
I couldn’t answer
No I couldn’t answer

Things have turned a deeper shade of blue

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March 17, 2009

Weapons of War

June 13, 2008

Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us

Today’s webfind comes from a funky professor of cultural anthropology, i.e. the study of human beings/kind/culture. Web 2.0 has always been bandied around in science fiction circles, either as utopian visions of human transcendence or dystopian nightmares of human slavery to the big evil interweb. With the development of XML, an internet markup language that emphasized function rather than form, a paradigm shift in how content is organized, presented and treated has occurred. This together with increased bandwidth and transmission speeds, has brought the internet to much of the world at a speed unheard of at the turn of the millenium. The fact that we can stream a video online at almost the same speed as watching it on TV has revolutionized the way we learn, play and work and will continue to evolve as humans think up new ways of utilizing and adapting the technology. You can learn how to cook, study from home in a virtual classroom, even learn how to make a bomb through watching step by step tutorials. And that is only the tip of the iceberg.